World refugee day, June 20

posted on 16th of june, 2010

June 20 is World Refugee Day and UNHCR has special reports, events and videos on the more than 40 million people currently without a place to call home. These are people driven out of their homes, villages, cities and countries by ruthless wars and dictators.
This year's motto is "They took my home but they can't take my future".
So stop for a second to think about them, they had a life, a house, children, a wife, a husband, mothers, fathers, relatives, friends, they worked for their daily bread and now it's been taken away from them and their futures forever.
Remember that these people did not choose exile but they have been forcibly displaced.
In this article you can read more about them, these...

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Posted by Nikitu on June 17, 2010
To care about it is the first great step we can take. And if we can convince others to care then maybe things could change for the better.
Posted by Wildmac on June 17, 2010
This is very sad because not only do these people lose their homes, jobs and sometimes members of their family but also their culture and language too. It must be very frightening to come from a war torn area with the relief of having survived, the pain of having lost everything, the hope of starting a new future and then the culture shock of finding yourself in a different climate and environment and not being able to speak the language of the country. We need to do more to help them.
Thanks for writing this blog Ioana.
Posted by Scottysally2 on June 16, 2010
This is so sad, and a reminder we should be thankful for what we have, and to help these people however we can. Thanks for sharing Ioana.

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